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Seed Starting Mix

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From: Juduy Hines
Bloomington, IL
Hello folks -- As I get older, I'm growing fewer plants from seed under the lights. So -- instead of purchasing a bag of seed starting mix, I want to make my own smaller quantity. I need your advice -- I trust you all more than the Internet!!

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From: James Schmidt
Extension Specialist, Home Horticulture/4-H
Department of Crop Sciences
Seed starting mixes are usually a combination of finely milled sphagnum peat moss and perlite or similar combinations. You can make your own, but by the time you purchase the components I don't think you'll be saving any money. My advice is to stick with the commercial packages.

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